>All of a sudden after pasting from another .xcf file (which I had just
>10+ times with no similar result) I moved the pasted part, the image
>was pretty much finished and I went up to click file>export and
>everything between "open recent" and "quit" in the file menu was grey.
>No chance to save or export and it appears half an hour of work lost.
Are you using Ubuntu Unity? If so this sounds a lot like a known bug:
Try using something other than Unity (e.g. KDE, LXDE) or run
sudo apt-get remove indicator-appmenu
to disable this "feature".
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